Le sujet :
Le corrigé :
A 2) a novel
B 2) an adult who relates his childhood
C 3) wants to study
A – 1) “my parents were nervous about the consequences of allowing me to watch films alone” (l.1-2)
2) “It was Scott who suggested that we skip school one afternoon and go to the cinema” (l.4-5)
3) “Even now, I remember the feeling of wonder that surged through me as I sat in the darkened theatre” (l.9-10)
4) “but when my parents were out and I had the house to myself I would watch other films” (l.19-20)
5) “it was also the film that convinced me that nothing could be better than to ba an American high-school student.” (l.26-27)
B – 1) WRONG
“Eager to learn what it was that made my parents so nervous, I readily agreed” (l.6-7)
“it was so liberating not to have to worry what my father might say” (l.11-12)
“during the fight scenes the entire cinema was cheering Rocky as if the fight was actually taking place in the cinema” (l.15-16)
“breathlessly urging me that ‘You have to see that film, mate, you’re gonna love it” (l. 24-25)
“I began reading about exchange programmes that would let me spend a term at an American high school” (l.31-32)
C – 1) “metal locker”, “prom night”, “cheerleader” (l. 28-29)
2) “In my daydreams, the possibility that my high-school experience might differ on my account of not being white did not arise” (l.29-30)
D – 1) it = allowing the narrator to watch films alone
2) we = the narrator and Scott
3) You = the narrator
4) my = the narrator
5) me = the narrator
E – 1) impatient = eager (l.6)
2) did not know = were unaware of (l.10)
3) crowded = packed (l.14)
4) exciting = thrilling (l. 14)
5) new = novel (l.17)
6) persuaded = convinced (l.26)
F – “visualised”, “imagined” (l.28), “speculated”, “daydreams” (l.29), “fantasy” (l.33)
G – “I became so obsessed with the idea that on my weekend visits to Luton Library I began reading about exchange programmes that would let me spend a term at an American high school” (l.30-32)
H – 1- He broke a rule.
3- His parents did not know what he was doing.
1- Imagine his father finds him outside the cinema. Write the dialogue.
- Réactions possibles du père : surpris, en colère, compréhensif, demande des explications, parle de punition…
- Réactions possibles du narrateur : gêné, mal à l’aise, sentiment d’injustice (pourquoi ne pourrait-il pas aller au cinéma tout seul ? …), en colère lui aussi, rebelle…
→ Pour un dialogue : ne pas oublier les marques de discours (hésitations, questions, éventuellement des tics de langage.
2- Is there a film that has particularly impressed you ? Relate and say why.
- Préciser quel film : titre, histoire (brièvement)
- Circonstances : âge auquel a été vu le film, au cinéma, à la télévision…
- Raisons : histoire marquante, qui fait réfléchir, qui fait peur, effets spéciaux…